Memorial Hospital ThinkFirst Chapter was recognized as the 2016 Chapter of the Year by the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation at its annual conference in Chicago last month.
The award recognizes exemplary service and productivity and is based on activities supporting the core components of the ThinkFirst mission -- education (brain and spinal cord injury prevention), research and advocacy.
Heather Sudduth, occupational therapist and Memorial Hospital ThinkFirst chapter director said the community working together provides a safer environment for all children in South Mississippi.
Over the last 10 years, Memorial ThinkFirst Chapter has received $375,000 in grants for the ThinkFirst for Kids and ThinkFirst for Teens programs and touched the lives of 42,000 students at schools throughout central and South Mississippi. Forms of outreach included bicycle, car, pedestrian, all-terrain vehicle, equine and water safety.